We are looking forward to coming together in person for our 17th annual NY Golf Classic on Monday, August 1, 2022, at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset, NY.
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Meet our honorees
Justice Jeremy S. Weinstein (Ret.)
Judge Jeremy S. Weinstein was born in New York City and is a graduate of Jamaica High School, York College of the City University of New York and Brooklyn Law School. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in March of 1975.
Judge Weinstein served in 1975 and 1976 as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York. From 1976 until his election to the State Senate, he was an Associate Counsel to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. He has been a member of his local community planning board in Queens and a member of many civic, fraternal and religious organizations. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at York College of the City University of New York.
In November 1978, Jeremy Weinstein was elected a member of the New York State Senate. He served in the Senate from 1979 to 1992. In 1985, Senator Weinstein was appointed the Assistant Minority Whip, and in 1986 he was elected to the position of Minority Whip. In 1991, he was further promoted to Assistant Minority Leader – Floor Operations. During his 14 years in the New York State Senate, then Senator Weinstein served on the Judiciary Committee, the Codes Committee, the Banking Committee, and the Crime and Corrections Committee. Senator Weinstein served as ranking member of the Crime and Corrections Committee and Chair of the Senate Democratic Task Force on Crime and sponsored numerous bills dealing with parole, probation, civil practice and the judiciary.
Judge Weinstein maintained a private practice of law up until his election in 1993 as a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York. In January of 1997, Judge Weinstein was appointed as Acting Supreme Court Justice and the Supervising Judge of the Queens Civil Court. In November of 1999, Judge Weinstein was elected as a Justice of the Queens Supreme Court.
In March of 2007, Judge Weinstein was appointed as the Administrative Judge of Queens Supreme Court, Civil Term. From January 2008 through March 2009, he was also appointed Acting Administrative Judge of Queens Supreme Court, Criminal Term, along with his duties in Civil Term. In March 2009, he was appointed Administrative Judge for Civil Matters in the Eleventh Judicial District.
Judge Weinstein is currently a Neutral with National Arbitration and Mediation. Additionally, he is an advisory with Madison Planning Group and serves on the Advisory Board of Flushing Bank.
Barron S. Wall, ARM, PMCManaging Associate / Principal of ICA Risk Management Consultants
As the Managing Associate of ICA since 1981, Barron Wall oversees the activities of the firm and provides thought leadership in tailoring consulting services to ICA's 400 diverse domestic and international clients. Under Barron's leadership, the organization, comprising legal, accounting and risk management professionals, has grown both in the scope of services it offers as well as in the range of clients it serves since its inception in 1956. ICA is one of the founding risk management consulting firms in the United States that does not sell insurance and acts only as outside advisors to organizations by providing a full complement of services to its clients. The depth of ICA's services has allowed professionals in the industry to refer to ICA as "the gold standard of risk management consulting firms".
Barron received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University and he holds his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) from the Institutes Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group. He served as a Director of the Society of Risk Management Consultants and President of the former Insurance Consultants Society. He is also a member of the Risk Management Consultants of Ontario, Canada. Barron is both a lecturer and author on many insurance and risk management topics as well as an expert witness in the industry. Barron served as the President of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College. Barron is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
Barron also focuses his efforts on two of his many passions: health and education-driven philanthropy. Barron serves as a friend and benefactor to charities that protect and educate children and women and is currently funding the construction of a birthing hospital in Uganda. He provides financial support to students from military families seeking university degrees, whose parent has sacrificed their life for our country.
Barron's devotion to endangered species and wildlife preservation is evidenced by one of his proudest achievements: his contribution to building the Charles Goldberg African Wildlife Foundation Bonobo Research Center located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in honor of his late grandfather who inspired Barron's love of wildlife.
Barron resides in the New York metropolitan area and is currently working on a fictional novel that he hopes will eclipse Harry Potter as the world's new favorite fantasy adventure.
Special thanks to our Planning Committee
Planning Committee Chair
Maria A. Grasso, Flushing Bank
Jennifer Armstrong • Steve Arzt • Jake Band • Gustavo Buitrago • Aimee DiBartolomeo-Cody • Jennarose Colucci • Elizabeth Dysart • Lisa Friedman Clark • Craig Goldstein • Lauren Grasso • Sylvia Knutson-Barr • Gregory M. LaSpina • Gerry Laytin • Michael Mancusi • Maura Nicolosi • Frank Korzekwinski • Ryan Korzekwinski • Joanna Pawlowska • Frank Pelliccione, Co-Chair Emeritus • Albert Petraglia • Bobby Ross • Reynaldo Tariche • Sal Turano • Erin Winterfeldt • Charmise Woodside-Desire
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